Publix names VP real estate
Lakeland, Fla. Publix Super Markets said Monday it has named Jeff Chamberlain to the position of VP real estate.
Chamberlain, who is being promoted from director of real estate market strategy, replaces John Frazier who is retiring on Dec. 31 after 44 years with the company.
Dick’s Sporting Goods honors Cafaro
Youngstown, Ohio Cafaro Co. said it has been named “Developer of the Year” by Dick’s Sporting Goods, which opened four new stores in Cafaro shopping centers in 2010.
Dick’s executives called Cafaro “a standout developer, going above and beyond others in facilitating a deal or deals. Cafaro was selected because of their commitment to redevelopment of their properties, their fair business dealings, and a willingness to understand the business proposition from a retailer’s perspective: working with us on signage and other details that we view as critical to the success of our stores.”
This is the second year Dick’s has presented the award.
In April, Dick’s debuted a 60,000-sq.-ft. store at South Hill Mall (Puyallup, Wash.), followed by an August opening at Governor’s Square Mall (Clarksville, Tenn.) In November, Dick’s Sporting Goods will open at Kentucky Oaks Mall (Paducah, Ky.) and Kennedy Mall (Dubuque, Iowa).
Associated Foods to shutter three Fresh Markets
Salt Lake City A report released Thursday said that Associated Foods Stores will close three of its Fresh Market stores in October. According to a report by Supermarket News, the three Utah stores — two in Salt Lake City and one in Provo — were among the group of 34 Albertsons that the member-owned cooperative purchased last November from Minneapolis-based Supervalu.
The closures are slated for Oct. 29.
Besides the 34 Fresh Markets, Associated operates 22 other corporate stores under banners that include Macey’s, Dan’s, Lin’s and Dick’s Markets.